The picture is becoming clearer for Hockey Canada. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Matt-Prater-Draft-Jersey/ . Sam Reinhart has been returned to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League and is a leading candidate to be captain of the 2015 edition of Team Canada. The Edmonton Oilers did likewise with Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defencemen Darnell Nurse and that makes it two players that, without question, bolster the lineup. Its also become clear that Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers is more than capable of playing in the NHL and will be a one and done player at the World Juniors. Hockey Canadas personnel now turn their attention to the Subway Series - six games against Russia with the WHL, OHL and QMJHL filling rosters for two games apiece. For players who may be on the bubble, its an opportunity to show their capabilities and put themselves in consideration for a December invitation to selection camp. In each of these projections, I keep coming back to the defence because it looks as if it can be a considerable strength on this team. With Nurses return to junior, it only bolsters their size and skating ability as a group. Returnee Josh Morrissey will anchor the blue line and hell have plenty of help. This will be a group that defends well, works well in transition and contributes offence. Also, keep an eye on Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals, who went undrafted last June. He went to the Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout and ultimately signed an NHL contract. Hicketts has been a force on the blue line in the WHL and has been a very good player for Team Canada in previous international events. The IIHFs Under-18 tournament was a spectacular event for Connor McDavid as a 16-year-old player. Hes been no less spectacular this year with the Erie Otters and with Sam Reinharts inclusion, Canada could have the best duo in at the World Junior tournament. Jake Virtanen and Robbi Fabbri have returned from injury and are getting up to stride in their play. Theres going to be some very good players who wont make this team and with competition of this nature, theres no better preparation for going into a major tourney. Hockey Canada will also continue to closely follow the progress - or lack of progress - of Curtis Lazar, Bo Horvat and Anthony Duclair, but this team is certainly shaping up as one that will be capable of competing for a gold medal - regardless of any other NHL players being made available. For the purpose of this months projected roster, we are going with the assumption that Lazar, Ekblad and Tampa Bays Jonathan Drouin are all but locks to stay with their NHL clubs and wont be playing in the tournament. CRAIG BUTTONS PROJECTED TEAM CANADA - NOVEMBER Forwards Left Wing Centre Right Wing Max Domi (London) Connor McDavid (Erie) Sam Reinhart (Kootenay) Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa) Nic Petan (Portland) Jake Virtanen (Calgary) Jason Dickinson (Guelph) Robbi Fabbri (Guelph) Zach Nastasiuk (Owen Sound) Nicholas Ritchie (Peterborough) Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski) Greg Chase (Calgary) Morgan Klimchuk (Regina) Availability to be determined - Anthony Duclair (NHL - NY Rangers), Bo Horvat (NHL - Vancouver) Not available - Sam Bennett (Shoulder Injury) Defence Left Right Haydn Fleury (Red Deer) Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert) Samuel Morin (Rimouski) Madison Bowey (Kelowna) Travis Sanheim (Calgary) Shea Theodore (Seattle) Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie) Goaltender Zach Fucale (Halifax) Philippe Desrosiers (Rimouski) OTHER CANDIDATES Forwards Left Wing Centre Right Wing Nick Paul (North Bay) Brayden Point (Moose Jaw) Jayce Hawrlyuk (Brandon) Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph) Laurent Dauphin (Chicoutimi) Nick Baptiste (Sudbury) Brendan Lemieux (Barrie) Defence Left Right Joe Hicketts (Victoria) Roland McKeown (Kingston) Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current) Chris Bigras (Owen Sound) Ben Harpur (Guelph) Goaltenders Tristan Jarry (Edmonton) Eric Comrie (Tri-City) http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Nick-Bellore-Draft-Jersey/ . Belfort was originally schedule to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24, but a Nevada State Athletic Commission ban on testosterone replacement therapy forced the former light heavyweight champ to withdraw. Sylvester Williams Jersey .Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will head into the regular season short on experience at quarterback after trimming the roster on Friday. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Deshawn-Shead-Draft-Jersey/ . - Benched Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman said he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and voluntarily entered the NFL substance abuse program more than a year ago after mistakenly taking a medication to treat the condition.BOSTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honour of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than 260 injured, Meb Keflezighi added Boston to a resume that includes the New York City Marathon title in 2009 and a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics. Running just two weeks before his 39th birthday, he had the names of the 2013 bombing victims on his bib. "At the end, I just kept thinking, Boston Strong. Boston Strong," he said. "I was thinking Give everything you have. If you get beat, thats it." Keflezighi completed the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in Bostons Back Bay on Monday in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He held off Kenyas Wilson Chebet, who finished 11 seconds behind. Edmontons Tom McGrath was the top Canadian, finishing 101st in 2:30:24. Keflezighi went out early and built a big lead. But he was looking over his shoulder several times as Chebet closed the gap over the final two miles. After realizing he wouldnt be caught, Keflezighi raised his sunglasses, began pumping his right fist and made the sign of the cross. He broke into tears after crossing the finish line, then draped himself in the American flag. No U.S. runner had won the race since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach took the womens title in 1985. The last American man to win was Greg Meyer in 1983. Meyer and Keflezighi embraced after the race. "Im blessed to be an American and God bless America and God bless Boston for this special day," Keflezighi said. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the womens title she said she could not enjoy a year ago. Jeptoo finished in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She is a three-time Boston Marathon champion, having also won in 2006. "I came here to support the people in Boston and show them that we are here together," she said. "I decided to support them and show them we are here together." Jeptoo broke away from a group of five runners at the 23-mile mark. Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia finished second in 2:19:59. Countrywoman Mare Dibaba waas third at 2:19:52. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Barry-Sanders-Draft-Jersey/. All three women came in under the previous course record. Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., was the top Canadian in 14th. American Shalane Flanagan, who went to high school in nearby Marblehead, finished seventh after leading for more than half the race. She gambled by setting the early pace, but fell back on the Newton Hills about 21 miles into the race. "It does mean a lot to be that my city was proud of me," she said. "Im proud of how I ran. I dont wish I was it was easier. I wish I was better." After breaking a 27-year American drought at the New York marathon, Keflezighi contemplated retiring after the 2012 NYC Marathon. But that race was cancelled because of Superstorm Sandy, and he pulled out of the Boston Marathon last April because of injury. He watched the race from the stands at the finish line, but said he left about five minutes before the bombs went off. He was the first American to medal in an Olympic marathon since Frank Shorter won gold in 1972 and silver in 1976. His 2009 New York victory broke a 27-year American drought there. Another American, Tatyana McFadden, celebrated her 25th birthday Monday by winning the womens wheelchair race for the second straight year. She was timed in in 1 hour, 35 minutes, 6 seconds. McFadden was born in Russia and lived in an orphanage as a child before starring at the University of Illinois. She also won the 2013 NYC Marathon womens wheelchair race after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago last year. Ernst van Dyk of South Africa won the mens wheelchair division for a record 10th time. The 41-year-old crossed in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds. Van Dyk holds the record for most all-categories Boston Marathon wins. This was his first win at this race since 2010. Last years mens champion, Lelisa Desisa, did not finish this years race, and had to be picked up by a van about 21 miles into the event. Marathon officials said 35,755 runners registered for the race, with 32,408 unofficial starters. The field included just less than 5,000 runners who were not able to finish last year and accepted invitations to return this year. Cheap Capitals Jerseys Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys Cheap Avalanche Jerseys Cheap Stars Jerseys Cheap Wild Jerseys Cheap Predators Jerseys Cheap Blues Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Ducks Jerseys Cheap Coyotes Jerseys Wholesale Flames Jerseys Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Cheap Oilers Jerseys Cheap Kings Jerseys Cheap Sharks Jerseys Cheap Canucks Jerseys ' ' '